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The “Modern Toilet Restaurant” in the über-hip Ximending neighborhood of Taipei, Taiwan, is a pretty unique bathroom-themed food enterprise. This place has been designed to wow the Instagram generation with some of the most exciting and unusual bathroom twists you have ever seen. Here, the seats are real toilets, the menu is written on a toilet-seat shaped paper, and the waiting staff delivers little chocolate “poop” ice creams.
Located roughly a hundred miles northeast of Reno, Nevada, the annual gathering fondly known as “Burning Man” has been mesmerizing art audiences for over three decades. While “Burning Man” has a tangled history, it was founded in 1986 and is now maintained by Burning Man Project, a non-profit organization boasting its headquarters in San Francisco, California.
The Belgian Pavilion is proud to present “Mondo Cane” at the 58th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia. The show is the work of artists Jos de Gruyter and Harald Thys and curator Anne-Claire Schmitz. “Mondo Cane” centers on a look at society through a lens of marginalization and reality.
If you love food and music, Nashville, Tennessee, is the place for you. It is home to the legendary Grand Ole Opry House, and there is no shortage of honky-tonks and live music wherever you go. The city is also known for its delicious local dining. You may have a hard time deciding where to eat because there are so many great places to choose from. Make sure you check out these ten unique experiences to get the most out of your stay in the “Music City.”
For any large toy collection you have seen, you have got nothing on Sherry Groom, founder of the Troll Hole Museum, a charming little place dedicated entirely to troll dolls and their many iterations. Calling Alliance, Ohio, home, the Troll Hole is a cool destination for toy lovers and anyone with a curious spirit who welcomes the weird and wacky.
Nestled in the heart of Utah, Mystic Hot Springs is a haven for nature lovers, hippies, and anyone who wants to experience breathtaking views and a re-emergence of their true selves. Mystic Hot Springs in Monroe is a unique type of paradise – beckoning visitors to come for a relaxing soak, stay a while in the quaint accommodations, and maybe even take in a concert.
Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve, the creator of the 1740 French fairy tale “Beauty and the Beast,” actually drew her inspiration from real historical events. In the 1500s, a man named Petrus Gonsalvus was born in Tenerife, Spain, with a rare genetic condition called “hypertrichosis,” or “werewolf syndrome.”
In the anatomical theater of the University of Lisbon’s Faculty of Medicine, high on a shelf, sits the preserved head of Portugal’s first serial killer. Diogo Alves was a nefarious criminal, reputed to have killed countless citizens of Lisbon in the 1800s. He would wait for farmers to pass by, rob them, and push them to their deaths off of a 200-foot-tall aqueduct.
No one is certain when the Singaporean bird-keeping tradition began, but most people will tell that it started in the 1950s with the British Armed Forces’ formation of the Singapore Cage Bird Society. As bird-keeping grew in popularity, travel guidebooks began to feature Singapore’s bird-singing areas, quickly turning them into tourist attractions that piqued the curiosity of visitors from around the globe.